Water Temperature For House Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Fort Gratiot, MI
Avatar for zink4
Question by zink4
February 24, 2002
What is the best temperature to water your plants with? I am doing a science fair project on this subject and found that cold water made the new sprouts come up one day faster that the hot water did. I can understand how the cold water came up first but why did the hot water come up second and not the warm water? I planted Impatients and used tap water at 40 degrees, 60 degrees and 80 degrees. The hot water plant is the healthiest, too.

Answer from NGA
February 24, 2002

I am not sure that the results you found are normal for plants. I cannot say why such a response occurred unless the particular plant preferred cooler or warmer conditions that the room temperature and the cooler or warmer water thus made it a little more comfortable for a time.

Thanks for the question. Please stop in again soon!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by CAKnapp and is called "Ice Plant"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.